Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/08/xbox_photo_auction/

eBayer pays £470 for photo of Xbox 360

Box of tricks

By Lester Haines

Posted in Financial News, 8th December 2005 16:07 GMT

Here's one hot off the press: an unwary eBayer appears to have just paid £470 for what he or she obviously thought was an "XBOX 360 PREMIUM PACKAGE":

Done - yours for 470 quid

All well and good, as is most of the extensive blurb accompanying this tempting offer. It's worth reading right to the end, though:

Done? You have been

Yup, we sincerely hope it's a really nice picture of an Xbox because 470 quid is an awful lot of wonga. The moral? Caveat emptor. ®

And there's more

How much would you pay for two Xbox hotmail addresses? 481 quid? No, us neither.


The usual thanks to Jac Timms and Rick Miles for the tip-offs.